|Died||January 28, 2001 (aged 86)|
Media, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Other names||Tav Salati|
|Occupation(s)||Engineer, academic and educator|
|Known for||BNC connector development|
Octavio M. "Tav" Salati (December 12, 1914 – January 28, 2001) was an American engineer, academic and educator. He served as Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Background and personal life
Tav Salati received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1936. Following graduation, he was employed by Philco Radio and Television Company, Radio Corporation of America, C.G. Conn Ltd., and Hazeltine Corporation. Tav returned to the Moore School of Electrical Engineering as a research associate in 1948, received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963, and became professor of electrical engineering in 1975. Dr. Salati was made a Fellow of the IEEE in 1975, and he retired from Penn in 1984.
Role in BNC connector development
While working at Hazeltine Corporation, Dr. Salati was awarded United States patent #2,540,012 which was the basis for what is now commonly known as the BNC connector. The patent for Electrical Connector was filed May 19, 1945, and issued January 30, 1951. BNC is an acronym for Bayonet Neill–Concelman. The BNC connector is still in common use for coaxial cables that carry high frequency currents between pieces of electronics and communications equipment. Canadian patent #487446 was also awarded to Dr. Salati for this invention on October 21, 1952.
The Applicability of Signal Density Studies in Interference Prediction, University of Pennsylvania, 1963
Electromagnetic Compatibility, University of Pennsylvania, 1965
Grounding Principles for NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Defense Technical Information Center, 1974
Modern Microwave Measurements, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
Important Quantity Selecting Circuit, U.S. patent #2,666,152, January 12, 1954
Voltage Level Indicator, U.S. patent #2,706,257, April 12, 1955
Relay Selecting Circuit, U.S. patent #2,712,101, June 28, 1955
Assignment Cancelling Circuit, U.S. patent #2,716,206, August 23, 1955
- Findagrave memorial for Octavio M. Salati
- University of Pennsylvania article for Octavio Salati
- Electrical Connector, United States patent #2,540,012
- HAZELTINE RESEARCH, INC. v. DAGE ELECTRIC CO., INC., 165 F.Supp. 226 (S.D. Ind. 1958) ("The accused devices UG 88/U and UG 89/U are based upon a prototype developed by the Bell Telephone Laboratories and are part of a group generally known as the type BNC, which stand for Bayonett Neil [sic] Conseillman because they were originally designed as a small connector by Paul Neil [sic] of the Bell Telephone Laboratories and because they approached more closely a constant impedance device when used with 50 ohm cable at higher frequencies than the prior type BN connector.").
- Tech-FAQ, BNC connector article
- Electrical Connector. Canadian patent #487446
- The Applicability of Signal Density Studies in Interference Prediction, DTIC abstract
- Electromagnetic Compatibility, University of Pennsylvania
- Compatibility Studies, DTIC abstract
- Grounding Principles for NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex, DTIC abstract
- Modern Microwave Measurements, University of Pennsylvania
- United States patent #2,666,152
- United States patent #2,706,257
- United States patent #2,712,101
- United States patent #2,716,206